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I'm after taking slips of hydrangea from my sisters plants - lovely rich pinks from memory but the leaves are green over cast with a wine colour they're lovely. At the moment they are in water on my windowsill, whats the best way to try grow plants from them?



You need semi ripe cuttings for hydrangea, taken in summer. I'd dip them in rooting hormone, pop them into pots with a mix of seed and cutting compost and vermiculite or perlite, and then put the pots in a plastic covered box outside, out of the sun, or in a cold frame.

17 Jun, 2010


I'll try that tomorrow, can I ask why covered at this time of year?

18 Jun, 2010


to prevent moisture loss - you can put sticks in the pots and then pop them inside individual plastic bags instead if its easier, but the plastic must not touch the leaves.

18 Jun, 2010


ok thank you

21 Jun, 2010

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